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Old 05-26-2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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I used a dresser with thick wood for my small tank, very sturdy! Was going to use it for my 55 gallon but found it had sagged in the middle and would not support evenly. Ended up having to build a new one after all. You must make sure it will give equal support or your tank will crack.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #12
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Looks fine to me also. On a side note, a really really cheap stand option (although not as attractive) is a couple of 2x4's and some cinder blocks. It works pretty good =]
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #13
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I ended up going out and buying a stand at petsmart but just for future reference how hard is it to build your own? Keep in mind I'm only a little 22 year old girl lol..
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:38 PM   #14
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Or is it safer to just spend the money on a stand?

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You've got 3 sections of support for the lower 2/3 and four support points with the two pieces in between the upper drawers. If this thing is solid wood it'll hold it no problem.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #15
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building a simple 2x4 and plywood stand is easy, if you can measure and use a saw, even if you are "only a little 22year old girl" :P
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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Keep in mind I'm only a little 22 year old girl lol..
Don't sell yourself short. You are perfectly capable of learning to build a stand or any number of DIY projects. All you need is a good teacher. My father didn't let me move into my first apartment, at age 18, until he'd taught me basic electric, plumbing and carpentry. Those skills came in very handy when I was married to my ex-husband.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:37 AM   #17
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Don't sell yourself short. You're an above average dresser. Very sharp...
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:42 PM   #19
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I'd say sit on it if it holds then its good :P in a nice way, my fish tank stand is over 30 years old and has a good history behind it (it was used for marine fish then tropical then turtles then a bearded dragon then fish then left out side for a few years now in the process of being turned into a tropical tank again.) it still looks as good as new
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8 pounds to a gallon of water.
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